First Hurricane of the 2019 Season — Barry

We are a little over a month into the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and we just saw our first Hurricane called Barry. The season started June 1 and will go until November 30th. That is a large amount of time for future storms to come into our area. Make sure you are prepared.

Hurricane Barry

Hurricane Barry, the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall on the central Louisiana coast on Saturday, July 13. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm. At least one indirect fatality has been attributed to Barry, and damages are currently estimated at $500–900 million. It was the fourth recorded store to make landfall at hurricane strength on the state of Louisiana.

First Storm of 2019 – Andrea

Overall, Andrea was responsible for 21 deaths and $550 million in damages. Tropical Storm Andrea was a large tropical storm that caused widespread flooding in the United States. The first tropical cyclone of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrea developed from a broad area of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea on June 7. Andrea meandered over the northwestern Caribbean Sea with little change in strength, making landfall in Cuba on June 9. After entering the Gulf of Mexico, where conditions were more favorable for intensification, Andrea began to gradually strengthen as it moved slowly northeastward. On June 10 at 18:00 UTC, Andrea reached its peak intensity with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 991 mbar and made landfall at that intensity a few hours later. Andrea then weakened as it moved inland, and on June 12 it became a remnant low while located over North Carolina.

A total of thirteen deaths occurred in the United States as a result of disastrous flash flooding and freshwater flooding caused by the storm. Another two fatalities occurred during an automobile incident on Interstate 95 in Florida.

Storm Names

This is the official list of the storm names from The National Hurricane Center for the upcoming 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

  • Andrea – Tropic Storm landed in Florida on June 10th
  • Barry – Hurricane that hit the Gulf of Mexico states
  • Chantal
  • Dorian
  • Erin
  • Fernand
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Imelda
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Lorenzo
  • Melissa
  • Nestor
  • Olga
  • Pablo
  • Rebekah
  • Sebastien
  • Tanya
  • Van
  • Wendy

Storm Categories

In case you don’t know the different categories of storms, here is the breakdown:

Type of Storm                     Sustained Wind Speeds

Tropical Storm                      39 to 73 mph

Hurricane – Cat 1                  74 to 95 mph (Minor damage)

Hurricane – Cat 2                  96 to 110 mph (Extensive)

Hurricane – Cat 3                  111 to 129 mph (Devastating)

Hurricane – Cat 4                  130 to 156 mph (Catastrophic)

Hurricane – Cat 5                   157 mph and stronger (Worst)

Plans

It is never too late to prepare for a possible storm especially before anything happens.

Go to Ready.gov to plan ahead for a hurricane with the steps and supplies they recommend.

Call your Insurance Agent. Go over your current insurance policy carefully to make sure you that you are covered and what coverage you have in case you need to make a claim.

Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc.

Roof inspections

If you are having regular roof inspections done by an experienced Roof Company, you will know that your roof is in good shape and will pass a home inspection.

Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc.

No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to deliver quality service to its clientele in local communities, and therefore has years of experience in re-roofing and patching flat roofing systems.

No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

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